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K-Pop A-Z Review: EXO – Drop That

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Drop That (from Countdown – 2018)

For as bombastic as their music can be, EXO really don’t have that many straight-up party tracks. Drop That was clearly designed with concerts in mind — the kind of repetitive, high-energy song that spells out its desire for audience interaction in no uncertain terms. The first time I heard it, I found the cheesiness almost too much, but Drop That has actually improved with age. I’m a sucker for a big guitar riff, especially when combined with massive, distorted electronics. Though Drop That is short on melody, its gargantuan sound and addictive energy renders that critique somewhat pointless. It gets bonus points for its over-the-top, hair metal bridge, which is all kinds of ridiculous.

 Hooks 8
 Production 9
 Longevity 8
 Bias 9
 RATING 8.5


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